Floundering for food
An integrated approach to ensure food security will require coordinating the basic socio-economic yardsticks to address the challenge holistically.
People will travel anywhere for good food - it's crazy", said Rene Redzepi, a renowned Danish chef. Indeed, what once might have been taken for granted as generous endowments of nature now looks something like nature's wrath waiting to be unleashed. But certainly, nature is not to be blamed for this looming catastrophe. Scarcity of food is a prevailing global crisis that has established its impact to alarming extents in various dimensions. October 16 is observed as World Food Day to honour the founding day of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945; and in India, it is commemorated as Food Engineer's Day.Over the decades, this initiative has assumed much greater significance.